Nobuko graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA in Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2007.
Since 2008, she has had a workshop to create her own collections in Birmingham, Jewellery Quarter. Her inspiration comes from her childhood such as toys and the things she used to collect. Nobuko's pieces become mementos of the past, informed by the things she used to treasure. This process has been a rich source of ideas. Her current work features connected small cubes. The idea behind this was born from a snake toy she used to own. With that feature she has created her Vertebrae Collection.
Her second collection, Treads Collection, features thread like delicate intricacy and has a very lightweight construction. She continuously explores her life's interests.